11-12 November 2014 | Hong Kong

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icon3DAY 1: 'The Female Advantage' Programme

Community Business is delighted to present ‘The Female Advantage’ Programme. This programme of targeted Breakout Sessions, training and networking opportunities on Day 1 of the Conference is designed specifically for those looking to leverage the competitive advantage that female talent brings to leadership and organisational success in Asia.

Target Audiences:

  • Representatives of women’s networks across Asia
  • Current and aspiring women leaders in Asia
  • Corporate executives responsible for the development and advancement of female
    talent in Asia


Why Attend?

  • Discover how leading companies are leveraging their women’s networks to drive competitive advantage
  • Be inspired by the personal stories of high profile Asian women leaders
  • Participate in workshops designed for high potential female talent
  • Network with peers from across the Asia region
  • Join our Women’s Networks in Asia Lunch

Women’s Networks in Asia Lunch (By Invitation Only)
Tuesday, 11 November 2014, 12.30pm – 2:00pm

Womens Luncheon

Date: Tuesday 11 November 2014
Time: 12.30pm - 2.00pm
Venue: The Regal Airport Hotel - Hong Kong

As part of The Female Advantage Programme, Community Business is delighted to host a Women’s Networks in Asia Lunch. This lunch is specifically for Chairs and Co-Chairs of women’s networks across Asia and is by invitation only. If you would like to nominate a leader of your women’s networks to be included on the Guest List, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This Lunch is an opportunity for guests to:

  • Network with peers from other leading companies who are operating in Asia.
  • Share experiences and challenges around managing women’s networks in Asia
  • Get new ideas and leverage resources to shape the direction and drive the continued momentum of women’s networks in Asia


Breakout Session 1A: Leveraging Women’s Networks in Asia for Competitive Advantage
Best Practice Sharing by Companies

Senior representatives of leading women’s networks from across Asia will share how their companies leverage their women’s networks to achieve competitive advantage. A unique opportunity for others to learn how to take their women’s networks to the next level, increasing engagement and impact both internally and externally.


SuMei Thompson

The Women's Foundation



Breakout Session 2A: Succeeding in a Man’s World – Stories from Asian Women Leaders
Armchair Discussion with Senior Asian Women Leaders

What does it take to succeed in a male dominated industry or corporate culture – particularly if you are an Asian woman? In this session, high profile Asian women will share their personal stories of making it to the top – providing valuable insights and inspiration to aspiring female professionals in Asia.

Featured Speaker:

Apurva Purohit

CEO, Radio City 91.1FM and
Author of Lady, You're Not a Man

One of the very few women CEOs in the media and entertainment industry in India, Apurva Purohit is a smart leader and a visionary who has built several media brands like Zoom TV and Radio City. In her book which is packed with real-life stories and funny anecdotes, she shows how women can accept, adapt and achieve their way to the highest rung in every arena.



YOU Inc. Workshop

You Inc. Workshop

Training Workshop Session
11.00am - 12.30pm

Tracy Ann1

Delivered by:
Tracy Ann CURTIS
Founder and Principal Consultant, TAC Global

YOU Inc. is designed for women leaders targeted for advancement. For women, starting to become more diligent and attentive to their personal brand, and then managing that brand wholeheartedly, is a key component to personal influence, team impact and overall success. Participate in this introductory 90-minute workshop session offered exclusively to delegates of the Diversity & Inclusion in Asia 2014 Conference to discover how you can take charge of your personal brand and impact.

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Download details of the full 1-day YOU Inc. Workshop offered by Tracy Ann.



Breakout Session 2C: The Face of Conflict in Asia: Why It Matters For Aspiring Women Leaders


Training Workshop Session
2pm - 3.30pm

Gulnar Vaswani

Delivered by:
Principal Consultant, Best Foot Forward International

A cultural preference in many countries across Asia to preserve harmony or ‘save face’ may be limiting individual and organisational effectiveness and competitive advantage In today’s increasingly global and complex business environment, working with people from different backgrounds and with different perspectives – even different languages, is a day to day reality. Whilst such diversity can drive higher levels of decision-making, creativity and innovation, the potential for misunderstanding, tensions – even conflict, is high. To reap the benefits of diversity therefore, Asians are encouraged to reframe their relationship with conflict. This is not an gender specific issue – but research shows that lack of comfort with conflict adversely impacts women more than men. Professional women around the world are more likely than their male counterparts to be influenced by societal norms and their upbringing in order to avoid conflict and to encourage tolerance and a ‘peaceful’ image. In this workshop, Gulnar Vaswani will lead a thought provoking, interactive, and practical workshop to help your teams in Asia understand, reframe and effectively deal with conflict in the workplace.

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